Very Difficult Interview
I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Edelman in November 2013.
Interview Details – Rather intimidating. Got an initial call from a recruiter out of state, was then brought in for an in-person interview. People are intimidating, try to make you feel dumb and useless in interview.
Interview Question – Like I said, they ask you questions and try to comment on their questions so as to make you feel like you don't know what your talking about when you respond with your answer. Answer Question
Very Easy Interview
I applied through other source and the process took a day - interviewed at Edelman in October 2013.
Interview Details – They contacted me off of my LinkedIn profile. Based on a phone interview with one of Edelman's HR reps they brought me in for a 4 hour, 5 person interview. The first person I met with was the HR rep I had spoken with. He was very heavy on the benefits package, which is impressive. I have never interviewed with a company that offers a 4 week sabbatical after 10 years of employment.
It was all downhill after that. The next person I interviewed with was the director of development. I asked her what the project was they were hiring for and she told me it was a management dashboard. That was as detailed a description of their technical environment as I was going to get. Since its not obvious what a PR Firm's IT department would be responsible for, this was not a minor issue with me. I've worked in IT for law firms and they have a very limited set of responsibilities. I wasn't interested in returning to a similar environment. I don't remember much else out of the interview. Just that it did run the full 4 hours.
Given the fact that they contacted me and I had to take a full day off of work to make the interview, I would expect some form of communication from them as to the results of the interview. I gather from the posting on Glassdoor a day ago that they won't be extending an offer. I think that's pretty cheesy, particularly for a PR firm. I spent much more of my time on the interview than anyone at Edelman and they should at least have the decency to fire off an email. Seems like pretty bad PR for a PR firm.
Interview Question – No unexpected questions. The only technical questions I recall was one on cubes vs. tables and use of source code control. Answer Question
I applied online - interviewed at Edelman in October 2013.
Interview Details – 5 minute phone interview and got asked back for second round.
I applied online and interviewed at Edelman.
Interview Details – I applied through the online careers page for multiple Fall internships. About 2 weeks later I received an email asking to set up a phone interview with the SouthEast HR department for the Atlanta and Orlando internships. The recruiter called at the designated time. The interview lasted about 30 minutes with standard questions:
Walk me through your resume
What are you doing right now?
How did you hear about Edelman and why do you want to intern here?
What areas of PR most interest you?
I was told that I would hear either way by the end of the month, but it took about 2 months to hear I hadn't been chosen to continue the process.
Interview Question – She seemed to be very concerned that I would have to relocate for the internship. I kept stressing how I was 100% ready to take on the full financial responsibility of relocating, but she kept harping on it asking if I'd ever visited or lived in either city. Answer Question
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 6 weeks - interviewed at Edelman in May 2009.
Interview Details – Edelman is a great place to work - I love it here. Their interviewing process is often long and requires several interviews. They are working to find the right people and that process can sometimes take a bit of time.
Interview Question – Give an example of a time when you didn't perform or missed expectations significantly. How did you address the issue and learn from it? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Negotiation was straight-forward. They were careful to discuss compensation early in the process so there were few surprises. I needed to take some time off for a family matter only a few weeks after I started. They were happy to include that time in my offer and made it easy for me to take the time off.
I applied online and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Edelman in November 2012.
Interview Details – Great Experience. Smooth Sailing.
Interview Question – Where do you see yourself in 5 years. Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Edelman in February 2012.
Interview Details – I interned with the NY office and was subsequently hired as an Assistant Account Executive. During the internship process I had 1 interview in the office with HR, as well as a grammar/writing test. After the internship, I had several interviews with hiring teams, and was eventually hired/promoted.
Interview Question – What's an example of a challenge you had to overcome. Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 8 weeks - interviewed at Edelman in March 2013.
Interview Details – The interview process for me was your typical interview. I applied online, but I also found a contact within the office I was applying and sent it to her.
From there, it was about three or four weeks until I was contacted by the HR rep via email to set up an interview. About three or four days before my in-person interview, I got a phone call from the HR lady telling me there was a mix up and wondered if I could reschedule my interview. I thought she was being a little strange about it, but apparently it was a test to see how I reacted to last minute changes or something.
The in-person interview went well. Three people firing off questions, asking me what I thought about the company, what I wanted and expected from an internship, etc. Very general questions and a few situational questions.
I was contacted two weeks later with an offer.
Interview Question – One of the people interviewing me sat down, looked at my resume and said, "I haven't had a chance to look at your resume yet. Go ahead and tell me why we should hire you." Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Edelman in August 2012.
Interview Details – Applied for an entry-level position online and then sent my information to the recruiter via e-mail. Was called back a week or two later for a phone screening. I was then asked to go in for an in-person interview. I met with 3 team members during a 2-hour period. I was then asked to come back for a second round interview with the VP of the team and then take a grammar and writing test. They called each of my references and I was offered the job a few weeks later.
Interview Question – The writing sample is different for each person, so it could be a press release, client-note, op-ed, byline, etc. Prepare for each! Answer Question
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 6 weeks - interviewed at Edelman in August 2013.
Interview Details – I applied online and had my resume forwarded to the recruiter in California through 2 professional recommendations in my network at Edelman. The overall process took about 6 weeks and was one of the worst interview experiences.
1. The hiring manager was difficult and unprofessional. After jumping through the skills and tests hoops, she refused to give proper and actual feedback to the recruiter who was continually missing connections with her due to her poor work ethic and "workload".
2. All emails and followups were pretty much ignored by the hiring manager, especially 4 weeks into the process, despite numerous requests from the recruiter
3. A good candidate does not stand a chance at this company, especially if they have double the experience of the hiring manager, if they are an extremely qualified minority OR if they live in a market whose Edelman office is pretty much devoid of any color above AE or administrative assistant status.
4. Feedback was an ordeal. NONE was given! The only feedback was the ongoing conversation regarding "finding the best fit".
Interview Question – None, the interview was pretty standard. Hiring manager seemed more interested in how I had developed my professional relationships within Edelman then me. Answer Question
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